It has been another good year for us, but as we enter the New Year of 2015, we also remember those members of ours who have walked on.

We closed out our 2014 with the annual Veteran’s Christmas Party at the North Reunion Hall. As with most of our meetings, conversation between friends and family over a hot meal was the focus. However, we were honored to have Dewegen Kwek, the women’s drum group, play a few Potawatomi songs with us too. Check out the photos from the party over on page 8.

Preparations for our 2015 Vietnam War Era Veterans Memorial Banquet continue. In one of the forthcoming 2015 tribal newspapers, we will publish a list of names from veterans of the Vietnam Era whose contact information we have. We will reach out to those of you who may want to attend this event. If you do not see your name but fit that criteria, please get in touch with us.

 It is to honor the Citizen Potawatomi Nation men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam Era (5 August 1964 to 7 May 1975). Members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation who were in the military during that time and would like to attend this Memorial Banquet please contact:  

CPN Veterans Organization                                                                                                                   1601 South Gordon Cooper Drive                                                                                                           Shawnee, OK 74801-9002  

Remember the CPN Veterans Organization meets every month on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there) in the North Reunion Hall on the Potawatomi Powwow Grounds. All CPN veterans and their families are welcome.